The Polygonal Desktop

Lifehacker reader Pushkar submitted this good-looking desktop, and we love the look of it. Useful as a second screen or when it’s time to work, here’s how he set it up.


The Chromebook Yosemite Desktop

Paul’s desktop might look like it’s a Mac, but it’s actually running on his Chromebook Pixel. With a little customisation and some new icons, he’s made it his own, and it looks great. Here’s how he tweaked it.


The Neo Desktop

Flickr user Sanjeev put this desktop together on his Mac to show off how useful GeekTool can be. He’s right — it’s super useful and we’re impressed. Here’s how he set it up, and how you can too.


The Modern Desktop

Flickr user Greg put this desktop together using Windows 7. It combines some things we like about the flat design in Windows 8 with a little depth elsewhere and some well-placed, very useful widgets. Here’s how he set it up.


The Geometric Desktop

Windows: Flickr user eriksseibutis put together this beautiful desktop with shortcuts on the right, time and date on the left, and a stark wallpaper. The whole setup looks great when clear or covered with windows. Here’s how he set it up.


The Wireframe Equaliser Desktop

This beautiful desktop comes to us from Flickr user ImminentFate, who clearly wanted something dynamic and interesting, but still simple to set up.


The Sharp-Dressed Earth Desktop

Windows: Thomas over at Flickr combines one of my favourite wallpapers with some smart widgets and music playback controls to create a workspace that’s probably as much fun to use as it is to look at. Here’s how he set it all up.


The Midsummer Night's Desktop

Linux: This beautiful Arch Linux desktop takes us down to the beach. Our friend dobbie03 submitted it, and here’s how he made it.


The Navigator's Desktop

Windows: Reader salt_and_pepper submitted this beautiful, functional desktop to our desktop showcase. A few widgets on the side and room to work on the left, and it’s all done. Here’s how it was made.


The Eclipse Desktop

Windows: Reader Pushkar put together this stark but open and clean desktop in just a few minutes with a couple of easily-configured components. Here’s how he did it.